The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.
In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has publised a Rule Book for private sale fundraising, and the Government has launched a Consultation on the Package Travel Regulations.
Charities and businesses will be aware that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to become UK law from 25 May next year. The regulation has “direct effect” meaning that it is binding in the UK and does not need implementing legislation (such as a new Act of Parliament).
The UK’s “hostile environment” towards illegal migrants has just become more hostile, with a key provision of the Immigration Act 2016 in relation to driving licences coming into force on 31 July 2017 in West Yorkshire and Kent.
On 26 July 2017 the Supreme Court unanimously found the fees regime in relation to the Employment Tribunal system to be unlawful and quashed the 2013 Fees Order that had introduced the fees.
Bates Wells Braithwaite is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Cross as a Senior Consultant to its growing regulatory consultancy, BWB Compliance.
A recent judgment by the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed that an accreditation body can be an ‘undertaking’ under the Competition Act 1998 and so can be challenged in the UK courts for alleged anti-competitive conduct.
In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts, as well as a case reports containing key issues dealt with in the run-up to the General Election; the Charity Givernance Code has been launched; Civil Society Futures has issued a call for evidence; and the Law Commission has begun a consultation on overhauling the law relating to wills.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, previously referred to as the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ was introduced to Parliament last week. BWB's Melanie Carter, Emma Dowden-Teale and Alistair Williams discuss the main effects the Bill will have.
Gift Aid is one of the most generous fundraising tools available. Despiste the benefits, why is Gift Aid only being paid on around 40% of qualifying donations and what can be done to improve this? Bill Lewis and Barry Gower explain.
Following the launch of a new report detailing the benefits of HM The Queen’s patronage on charities and social enterprises, Third Sector and UK Fundraising have featured BWB in their coverage of the report’s key findings. You can read both publications’ articles by clicking here and here.
In this week's Briefing, HRMC has published an annex to its Gift Aid guidance; the Fundraising Regulator has published its first Annual Report; the Commission on the Donor Experience has published a series of resources; and the Information Commissioner's Office has updated its subject access request codes of practice.
Unsolicited emails from BWB’s Immigration department
Following the recent breast surgery scandal (where a private surgeon was convicted for performing unnecessary breast surgery on women between 1997 and 2011) and the Grenfell Tower fire, the CQC has demonstrated that it will take steps to more closely regulate those organisations that fall within its regime.
With less than a year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, it is important that HR professionals in organisations start making preparations now to ensure that they are in a position to comply with the new obligations from 25 May 2018.
The recent Court of Appeal ruling in P v. Secretary of State is expected to compel the Government to rethink the DBS scheme and, in particular, whether it appropriately balances the aim of protecting the public with an individual's right to a private life.
In this weeks Briefing, the Charity Commission has used its new power to issue its first publicised warning; HRMC has published the charity tax statistics; the Fundraising Regulator has added new requirements to the Code of Fundraising Practice and the ICO has updated its subject access code of practice.